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Old 08-24-10, 11:27 AM
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Help Identify a Track Frame

I traded my '64 Bottecchia conversion for this frame at the shop. They had no idea who made it, but they had it on display on the wall, and I think they were asking $500 or so for it. They said it was from the late 70's or 80's.






Can anyone tell me anything about this frame? Any guesses? My friends guessed that it was a home build because of the random numbers and letters on the lugs and dropouts.

Here are some examples of letters and numbers on the lugs:
Either an "O" or a "C"
"2"

Dropout with "A1258"



Some more pictures:
Head Tube
BB Shell

Headset



Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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any pics of the dropouts?
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Dropout with "A1258"

That's all I've got for now.
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Those look like Carlton "Crespera" lugs used between '67 and '74. Pretty unique to the Carlton so I would say that is what you have. Take a look at these pics for confirmation.

http://www.carltoncycles.me.uk/detai...s/crespera.jpg

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Originally Posted by Pogliaghi View Post
Those look like Carlton "Crespera" lugs used between '67 and '74. Pretty unique to the Carlton so I would say that is what you have. Take a look at these pics for confirmation.

http://www.carltoncycles.me.uk/detai...s/crespera.jpg

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Looks like a match. Thanks for your help! The only thing that bugs me is the holes for the head badge bolts on mine are vertical, not horizontal like the ones in that picture. The lugs are too similar, though. I'll keep you in mind if I decide to sell it.
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